Saturday, September 14th, 2024 • Dade City, FL
Mark your calendars for the Skunk Ape Sunset Half-Marathon on September 14th, 2024, promising a trail running experience like no other. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Green Swamp – West Tract, the race kicks off at 7:30 pm, offering a unique nighttime adventure through old forest roads and the renowned Florida Trail.
Inclusive for All Paces: With no cut-off time, the race emphasizes inclusivity, encouraging every participant to cross the finish line.
Awards and Finisher Prizes: The top four overall male and female winners will be honored. Finishers can choose from a selection of glassware—pint glasses, whiskey glasses, orange juice glasses, mugs, or cups. Stickers are also up for grabs.
Potluck Celebration: For a modest $20, participants join a post-race potluck party. From fresh fruit dishes to hearty casseroles, runners share their favorite post-race treats, fostering a sense of community.
Aid Stations: Located at the Turn Around Point at the McNeil Trailhead, aid stations are stocked with an array of refreshments, from soda and pickles to gummy bears, chips, and cookies.
Community Coolers: Runners are invited to bring their preferred beverages to share in “community coolers,” adding to the festive atmosphere.
The Scenic Course:
Embark on an out-and-back journey, navigating forest roads, pasture lanes, and the Florida Trail. Enveloped by the sounds of nature—frogs, owls, birds, bugs, and distant coyotes—the course provides a serene yet challenging experience.
The Mystery of the Skunk Ape:
As you traverse the trail, the legend of the Skunk Ape adds an air of mystery. Known for its elusive nature, the creature’s lore blends with the rustling leaves and nighttime sounds, creating an unforgettable ambiance.
Join this trail running extravaganza, where the love for running, camaraderie, and the thrill of the Green Swamp converge for an evening of adventure and celebration. Register now for an experience that goes beyond the ordinary—a twilight escape into the heart of Florida’s wilderness.
Race Weather & Climate
Dade City is a city located in Pasco County, Florida, situated in the central part of the state. It’s known for its historic downtown, rolling hills, and outdoor recreational opportunities. Dade City offers residents a small-town and picturesque lifestyle with connections to the region’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.
In Dade City, Florida, on September 14, you can expect an average high temperature around 90°F and a low around 71°F. This falls in late summer, characterized by hot and humid days and mild evenings. Rainfall typically averages around 5 inches.
Wild Boar Night Run Half Marathon Race Results
Wild Boar Night Run Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Wild Boar Night Run Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 7:30 PM.
To reserve your spot in the 2024 Wild Boar Night Run Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $25.00 fee for the half marathon.